The buzz about the decreasing honeybee population has motivated some Floridians to invest in a new hobby. Each year, the nationâ€™s population of honeybees declines by more than 30 percent. Meanwhile, the number of Floridian beekeepers has nearly tripled in the past decade, with more than 2,700 people currently combating the buzzkill. (The Alligator) 2700 was last June. We are over 3400 now!